transitive verb
1. (to stimulate) 
a. to promote 
Nuestro objetivo es fomentar la lectura entre los niños.Our objective is to promote reading among children.
b. to encourage 
Fomentar los buenos hábitos alimentarios es sobre todo tarea de los padres.Encouraging good eating habits is mainly the job of a parent.
c. to boost (investment or saving) 
Las nuevas medidas del gobierno van dirigidas a fomentar la inversión.The new government's measures are aimed at boosting investment.
2. (to increase) 
a. to boost 
Una buena manera de fomentar las ventas es recurrir al marketing.A good way of boosting sales is through marketing.
3. (to incite hatred or violence) 
a. to foment 
Discursos así solo fomentan el odio y la violencia.Speeches like this one will only foment hatred and violence.
4. (old-fashioned) (medicine) 
a. to foment (old-fashioned) 
Fomente el miembro con paños empapados en alcohol.Foment the limb with cloths immersed in alcohol.
transitive verb
1. (general) 
a. to encourage, to foster 
transitive verb
1 [+desarrollo, investigación, ahorro, inversión, participación] to encourage; [+turismo, industria] to promote; boost; [+competitividad, producción] to boost; [+odio, violencia] to foment
medidas destinadas a fomentar la integración racial measures aimed at promoting o encouraging racial integration
fomentó el odio
2 (Med) to foment; warm
3 (incubar)
la gallina fomenta sus huevos the hen sits on o incubates her eggs
Phrases with "fomentar;"
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to promote 
Verb Conjugations for fomentar
Gerund: fomentando
Participle: fomentado
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